Know your benefits

June 7, 2018

Using the prescription drug plan this summer

As summer approaches, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags. For emergencies, always carry your Express Scripts prescription ID card.

May 3, 2018

COBRA — it keeps you covered

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your health insurance provided by the Department of Education and your UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

April 5, 2018

Special coordination of benefits

If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both in-service UFT members, you don’t have to choose one or the other’s benefits — you have the benefit of both when it comes to certain UFT Welfare Fund benefits.

March 1, 2018

Sabbatical leaves

Did you think sabbaticals were just for university professors? Think again! UFT members who are teachers may apply for a sabbatical leave to enhance their teaching skills, restore their health if they are ill or achieve state certification in a shortage area.

February 1, 2018

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

January 4, 2018

Hearing aids

The UFT Welfare Fund, which provides an array of supplemental health benefits to eligible UFT members, provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000.

March 2, 2017

Short-term disability plan

In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work.

February 2, 2017

Maternity and child care leave

Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.

May 15, 2014

Member Assistance Program

At one time or another, we all experience challenges in our personal or professional lives. MAP provides trained, professional counselors who can guide in-service members through short-term counseling, at no cost.

November 14, 2013

Prescription drugs, Part 2

Read on for some advice on how best to maximize your prescription drug benefit, whether you’re at a doctor’s visit or the pharmacy, or determining how best to order your maintenance medications.

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